When you hear the term “medical industry”, it can be easy to switch off and assume that such a line of profession doesn’t concern you. However, the medical industry is an incredibly lucrative area of business through which your career could flourish. Not only does it offer financial security, but it offers incredible job stability and security. We’ll always need healthcare for as long as we’re human.
In fact, even if money or career security isn’t enough to persuade you to join the healthcare industry, you might be surprised to find out that your current area of expertise is most likely applicable to some aspect of the world of healthcare and medicine. There’s much more to the medical industry than doctors or surgeons. Much like any business, there are costs, insurance, technology, other corporations, management and relations with other people involved in the running of hospitals or medical research companies. There are too many careers to count, but I’m going to list some of the more obvious and some of the less obvious areas of the medical industry through to which your specific career or skillset might be applicable.
Perhaps you’ve always been more of people person than a scientifically-minded egghead. That’s nothing to feel blue about, of course, because people are the most important part of the medical industry. This is a business aimed at helping humans on all levels, and helping people with their mental state, as well as their physical state, is just as important; in fact, it may possibly be moreimportant.
A career as a clinical social worker, then, might be the calling for which you’ve been waiting. With training, you’d be able to diagnose patients with mental or behavioural struggles and help provide care in terms of well-being and perhaps mindfulness. You’ll be on the front line to help them get their minds back on track.
Dentistry is highly profitable.
I’m sure you already knew that dentistry was part of the healthcare industry, and maybe this is only applicable to those of you about to enter studies or reconsider studying again, but this is perhaps one of the most successful careers somebody could hope to have in the medical world. This is not only a necessary service which everybody uses on a regular basis, but it’s an incredibly specialised service. It’s not a skillset possessed by many, which means that you become a highly valuable professional once you have acquired that skillset. Your career will always be secure as long as we all have teeth. As far as I can tell, we always will, so I don’t think job security will ever be an issue.
Even tech companies have a place in healthcare.
Even if the prospect of caring for people is never something which has spoken to you as a career choice, that doesn’t mean there’s no place for you within the medical industry. The career you already have might still be applicable, and, better yet, it will most likely be much more secure in an industry such as healthcare, which is never going away.
One such area of business, which is highly applicable to medicine, is technology. Advanced new machinery and equipment is one thing which has revolutionised the way we care for people. Yet, on another level, you might want to consider some of the medical billing and coding out there if you’re interested to see how a career in coding could help you change the face of healthcare. You don’t always have to be helping to heal patients; there are careers which can help cover technical areas of the medical industry, such as finances and insurance.
Perhaps technological, data or other complex areas of medicine go way over your head. Still, if you have a desire to help people, there are much more fundamental ways of doing so. Music therapy is a service that can help struggling patients on a mental level, which, as I mentioned before, is vitally important to the health of so many people.